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 Post subject: Belly Dancing, the New Craze
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2002 1:33 pm 
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In the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

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Performers hope to sway belly dancing into a hip new craze

John Petkovic
Plain Dealer Reporter

Danielle flung her long black hair in the air like a bull whip. She fluttered her veils and waved her arms, summoning an exotic Egyptian song to play louder, faster. And then her hips took over. more


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 Post subject: Re: Belly Dancing, the New Craze
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2002 6:24 pm 
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Well, it looks like there might something deeper here that's making this the new craze:

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Belly dancer shakes her past

Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY

After being dumped by her tattoo-artist boyfriend, Anne Thomas Soffee tried all the traditional ways of coping: She moved. She cried. She sought counseling. She went on the rebound. Then she found a soothing balm: belly dancing.
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 Post subject: Re: Belly Dancing, the New Craze
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 10:40 am 
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SEE A WHOLE LOTTA HIP-SHAKIN' AT BORDERS

Donna Williams Vance
Philadelphia Daily News

THE BELLY-DANCE craze is shaking its exotic hips, fueled by the singer Shakira's video and concert gyrations, as well as the Bellydance Superstars now touring with the Lollapalooza road show. <a href=http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/living/6400083.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Belly Dancing, the New Craze
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2004 9:00 am 
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From Bob Young in the Boston Herald: ‘Superstars’ show shakes up belly-dancing traditions
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Belly-dance purists may want to throw back an extra shot of ouzo: Their art form is getting an extreme makeover.

Miles Copeland, agent, manager and producer of such acts as Squeeze, Sting, the Sex Pistols and the Bangles (and brother of Stewart Copeland of the Police), has put together a “Bellydance Superstars” troupe sure to shake up the traditionalists.


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A festival of Arabic Dance
From Dance Today


A belly dancer of less than two years, Wendy Cook, writer and mother of three, and her friend Kitty Staples embarked on three different belly dance workshops at Fantasia, Britain’s Arabic Dance Festival in Chiswick from April 8-10, 2005

After an early start and a quick walk from Turnham Green station, we arrived at the festival, at The Arts Educational Schools, London, with minutes to spare. No time for nerves now. The wise women on reception greased our transition to the first workshop by providing a menu of the festival, an itinerary of classes and a questionnaire for dancers.

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Belly dancers set new world record

A group of more than 100 belly dancers from across Scotland and England has set a new world record. From Scotland on Sunday.

A total of 134 people got together in the Highland town of Nairn, where they all completed a five-minute dance routine. By doing so, they set a new world record for the largest number of belly dancers performing a routine.

The event was the brainchild of local councillor and keen belly dancer Liz MacDonald.

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 Post subject: More belly-dancing news
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:43 pm 
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From the Oakland Tribune

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Belly dancers, comics draw crowd at fest
By Michelle Beaver, STAFF WRITER

HAYWARD — A strange, strange combination. But oddly enough, it worked.

Sunday's "Carnival of Stars" belly dance and comic book festival attracted an eclectic crowd of dancers young and old, vendors, artists, people in ornate costumes and a 7-year-old girl with an enormous pet snake draped around her neck.

All of the above seemed normal at such an unorthodox event.

People were intrigued when they first heard about the combination of comics and dancers, said Alexandria, a longtime belly dance teacher who organized this second-annual festival. It has been at Centennial Hall both years.


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